Crime Rigg and Sherburn Hill Quarries

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Crime Rigg and Sherburn Hill Quarries
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District County Durham
Location NZ344416
 - coordinates 54°46′7″N 1°27′58″W / 54.76861°N 1.46611°W / 54.76861; -1.46611Coordinates: 54°46′7″N 1°27′58″W / 54.76861°N 1.46611°W / 54.76861; -1.46611
Area 23.22 ha (57.38 acres)
Notification 1968
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Geological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Crime Rigg and Sherburn Hill Quarries SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Crime Rigg and Sherburn Hill Quarries SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Crime Rigg and Sherburn Hill Quarries is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in County Durham, England. It lies about 1 km east of the village of Sherburn Hill and about 7 km east of the city of Durham.

The site is a working quarry in which is exposed a sequence of Lower Permian Yellow Sands overlying Marl Slate and Lower Magnesian Limestone. The exposures of Permian sands exhibit complex cross-bedding that is believed to represent ancient seif dune deposits.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crime Rigg and Sherburn Hill Quarries" (PDF). English Nature. 1991. Retrieved 20 July 2010.